The inspiration behind the new P8510 series came from SH-8500 launched by VICTOR in 2011. The reasons that made the SH-8500 classic were not only because of the stability of wearing, but also the eye-catching style among badminton shoes, especially the characteristic tri-claw design. Not to forget, it had been the main equipment for Korean National team players during that time, hence SH-8500 still conveys a vivid impression till this day.
Due to the popularity of its predecessor, the new P8510 now comes with new colours and technologies, and still retains the tri-claw and the sole. VICTOR reinterprets the Classic by maintaining distinctive spirit while presenting completely different look and upgraded technnologies:
Shock absorption and rebound ability optimized
The spring structure of the sole and the newly developed ENERGYMAX V on the heel now creates a better effect than the previous version. Together, they enhance the shock absorption when striding forward, strengthening the rebound ability during speedy defence, and have also made steps lighter to reduce the foot burden.
Lateral stability and comfort optimized
The well-known tri-claw transformed into the LS-S that extends from the lateral midfoot to the forefoot, reinforcing lateral stability and support and making the curve smoother without extra pressure to the foot. In addition, the P8510 has adopted soft microfiber PU leather at the upper, which brings upgraded comfort to deal with the movement in any direction.
Outsole structure optimized
Inspired by badminton footwork, the outsole structure of P8510 is developed specifically to withstand forces from different directions and support the comprehensive movements. The pattern takes into consideration and makes partition variation, which widens the graphics to improve slip resistance and wear durability, while other parts become relatively narrow to lighten the weight. The overall combination of material and structure carry out the remaining functions.
If you are a fan of SH-8500 shoe series, or a player who focuses on stability and comfort, we recommend you the newest P8510, the continuation of classic spirit and the evolution of designs will amaze you!
Chan Peng Soon, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, and Goh Jin Wei’s choice for P8510.
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